Welcome to Camp Manitoo!
Camp Manitoo is an all-inclusive, full-day summer program that includes traditional camps and fun, modern specialty camps. Camp Manitoo is a place where kids come to learn, grow and thrive. At Y camps every kid has FUN in a friendly, safe environment. The Bayside Family YMCA offers great summer opportunities, all designed to enhance and enrich your child's summer.
Hours of Operation & Care
|Extended Care AM||6:45 am - 8:30 am|
|Extended Care PM||4:30 pm - 6:00 pm|
|Morning Drop Off||8:30 am – 9:00 am|
|YMCA Camp Manitoo||9:00 am - 4:00 pm|
|Afternoon Pick Up||4:00 pm – 4:30 pm|
|Tenderfoot 1/2 Day||8:30 am – 12:00 pm|
Camp Manitoo is accredited by the American Camping Association, the most recognized association for monitoring camping standards in the world. The accreditation process requires the camp to meet or exceed over 300 standards in the areas of health, safety, risk management, human resources, transportation, and aquatic safety. All YMCA camps are accredited by the American Camp Association and approved by the Department of Health in the state of RI or the State of Massachusetts.
Early Bird Incentive -- Individual Plus and Family Member registrations made from March 15th to April 15th will receive $25 off every week registered for!
2019 Camp Manitoo Registration Form
About Our Staff
The Camp Manitoo staff are mature, enthusiastic and diverse. Most are from our year-round child care programs and youth sports staff, as well as college students who are studying education, psychology, and social work. The staff are carefully selected for qualities such as leadership, personal values, and compassion. We make sure they are able to relate to and motivate young people. The staff is closely supervised by a leadership staff of dedicated YMCA professionals.
All camp staff are committed to providing children with an outstanding summer. They are passionate about making summer camp an exceptional experience for every camper.
Staff have to pass various background checks on a local and federal level as well as spend at least 20 hours going through trainings that consist but are not limited to: Child Abuse Prevention, behavior management, CPR/First Aide and Site/Program specific trainings. Our Camp and trainings have been approved by The American Camping Association our accrediting organization.
We are fortunate to have an experienced and enthusiastic camp leadership team! Our goal is to provide your camper with a Safe, Clean and Fun camp experience- all summer long! If at any time before or during the camp season you have questions or comments, please feel free to reach out to one of us:
Assistant Camp Coordinator
During summer camp, we can be reached by using the camp-specific number: 401-209-8488.
Frequently Asked Questions
Sunscreen, bug spray, sneakers, bathing suit, towel, water bottle, lunch, and snacks.
8:30 am -4:30 pm (Monday-Friday)
Preschool 1/2 day: 8:30 am- 12:00 pm
Before Camp: 6:30-8:30
After Camp 4:30- 6:00 pm
Camp Manitoo follows a 6 period activity day! Each day campers will have a swim lesson, free swim and a combination of Archery, sports and games, nature and more.
Absolutely! If you are planning to pick your child up early from camp we ask you call ahead or fill out an early release form so we can help your child be ready for pick up.